It's better to not have and not need it, than suffering the hassle and expense a burst pipe can cause.
There is no need for separate tools, the LeakMate fits round pipe sizes 10mm, 15mm and 22mm (3/8in, 1/2in & 3/4in)
See for yourself how easy the LeakMate Tool is to use with the video below
We fixed the leaks by:
- Turning off the water.
- Cutting the pipe either side of the leak with a pipe cutter, this cutter also shaped the end of the pipe ready for the new connection.
- Cutting a new section of copper pipe from a long piece bought in the local hardware shop.
- Fitting the valve connector to link the new sections together. We used white tape on the threads to help water tightness. Only valve connectors were available as the standard (non-valve) connectors were sold out.
- We turned the water on again and checked the connection for leaks.
Tools required: Copper pipe of same diameter as damaged section, pipe cutter/ shaper, two spanners, white plastic sealing tape to wrap valve threads, new connection valves.Full Article